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Now that the official 2021 golf season has ending in Ontario, (the last day for posting golf scores for handicap purposes was Oct. 31, 2021) the IPM Council website is now open for posting 2021 Annual Report - Unlisted Pesticides Use. The website database will...

Issues have come to light during recent on-site audits that could not only affect a golf facility's IPM Accreditation, but may also result in the IPM Agent's loss of their IPM Certification. Download the details by clicking on the message. Message to IPM Agents -...

On-site audits will once again be conducted during the 2021 season. A remote option will also be offered for those concerned with the uncertainties created by COVID-19. Remote audits will require IPM Agents to upload on-site documentation to the IPM website, including photos of equipment,...

2021 Desk Reviews submitted after the Jan. 31, 2022 deadline are subject to the late filing fee of $150 + HST. This date corresponds with the updated O. Reg. 63/09 that requires the 2021 Annual Report - Unlisted Pesticide Use to be posted to the...

The IPM Council has just received new wording for the Annual Report from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks (MECP). This is the document that must be printed, signed, scanned and uploaded to the public side of the website.  Our web designers...

The Ontario government has released the final decision on proposed amendments to O. Reg. 63/09. For golf courses, the annual public meeting has been eliminated, but annual notification of neighbors and the Ministry has been added, if you do not have a fence around the...

We have been notified that concerns about the COVID-19 virus has caused the cancellation of a few educational events. There are several on-line courses available to earn required CECs before the May 31, 2020 deadline for renewing your IPM Agent registration. To check the status...

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks (MECP) has posted proposed changes to O. Reg. 63/09, the Cosmetic Pesticides ban. They are removing the Ontario-specific classification of pesticides and accepting the federal classification system. They are proposing to keep the Cosmetic Pesticide Ban...

Since Sept. 4, 2018, applying for and renewing pesticide licences in Ontario is now done on-line. Applicants and those needing to renew existing pesticide licences need to create ServiceOntario and Ministry accounts. More details can be found here. The Ministry has created an instructional video...

Attached are the full re-evaluation decisions recently released by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada, after their review and consultation process for chlorothalonil and iprodione. The sections specific to use on turfgrass have been highlighted in yellow. Chlorothalonil use has been restricted to twice per...